Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day!

I am SO HAPPY that James did AWESOME in school today! I was afraid he was going to be a big, crying mess when I dropped him off, but he wasn't. We have talked about school so much that he can recite the routine in his sleep. I think that helped. I have been praying for weeks that it wouldn't be as bad as VBS. James had quite a few people praying for him and school, and we talked about that on the way home and decided that God had helped James to be brave. Yay! I kept waiting to the breakdown and it never came. Not last night, not this morning. Instead it was a very excited boy packing and repacking his backpack, and reminding me to hurry up because we had to get to school!! When we got there, he gave me a hug and kiss, and walked right to his table and sat down. I left quickly so he wouldn't have a chance to panic, and he did great. He told me he cried a little bit when I left, but then he was fine. I thought I would cry, and I did get a little teary eyed walking out thinking about how my baby is in school. But I was also happy for him. He is so excited to learn; he wants so badly to read. We have been working on sounds and letters at home and I know he is ready to take off! As we were walking away from the school, Katie said she was sad for James. I told her that it wasn't sad, that James was going to get to learn a lot of new things. After thinking about that, she said 'I'm not sad for James. I am weaaally, weally pwoud of him.' (Katie translation: really, really proud!) Me too!

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